Do You Remember Your Last Conversation With Your Mom?

What was the last thing you talked about with your mom? Ten years later, I can’t seem to remember for sure. Was it when I was squatting on the floor, administering an enema (please don’t Google what it means) that morning? Or maybe when I was feeding her dark chocolate ice cream upon orders of her strange doctor who always…

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Ten Things I’m Thankful For

♡ finally managed to publish on the brand spankin’ new website! hope you find everything in order and if there’s something that doesn’t seem to be working, please let me know because I am now my own tech support, lol. p.s. any day design is a dream to work with! ♡ booked a trip next month with two people I…

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Snapshot: What I’ve Been Up To Lately

My niece is growing faster and faster, and I’m just grateful for the few moments we get to spend with her. We took her to Ocean Park on a holiday and while it was actually my dad who got a kick out of the Oceanarium, I was so happy to see this munchkin giggling and walking around the place. I…

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My Dear Miranda Iris

It was over a year ago when I first found out about you. Back then, I wasn’t sure how I felt about you. More than anything, I was scared. Afraid that things would never be the same once you came into our lives. But I knew that those changes would somehow be for the better. I didn’t know you yet,…

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Instamonth: August 2013

I’ve been quite the delinquent poster. Thank goodness for the photo-a-day challenge for our website, I have (more or less) been posting daily on Instagram. It’s not quite an accurate record of my daily activities, but it’s better than nothing! Ha!  Follow me on Instagram Today’s the first of September, which only means one thing: Christmas is only three months…

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Take It One Day At A Time

And just like that, the second week of the first month of 2013 is almost over. One of my friends, Patty (who’s always #totessobes!), shared that her parents say the first 12 days of the year usually signal what the weather will be like for the rest of the year. If that’s the case, 2013 will hopefully be much cooler…

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Christmas At Casa Alcaraz

{ Mini Nutella + Gigantic Elsie’s Croissant } { Lazy Girl’s Guide To Gift Wrapping: Tie with twine and make cards out of old business cards with washi tape and your trusty labelmaker.} { Raspberry Pie on the lips, Callalily on the tips. } { Simple dinner with mi familia ♥ }  { With Ate Elena who prepared our Noche…

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Christmas Eve

It’s been four years. It doesn’t really feel that long unless I read my previous entries and I’m proven wrong. It has been that long. Five years ago was the last Christmas we spent with you, in an unfamiliar place that almost reminded me of Shake, Rattle, and Roll. I watched you get wrapped in sheets of powdered carbon, laying…

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Where Does Your Joy Come From?

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sitting inside that beautiful Church on the first night of Simbang Gabi is always special. It was my first time in Gesu again after moving in and out of Katipunan for the past couple of years. And…

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